One of my favorite things to do is play video games. When I can combine my love of horror and video games it’s even better so I’ve decided to put together a post of my favorite horror themed games. Not all of these are available to be played for free online, but if they are the title of the game will be a link to where you can play it or download it for free. I hope you enjoy.
Five Nights at Freddy’s Parts 1 & 2
Almost everybody knows about Five Nights at Freddy’s. This is a survival game where you play the part of a newly hired security guard at a pizza chain arcade. The arcade is inhabited by animatronic animals who have a tendency to move around the building and sometimes attack people. Your mission is simple, survive for 5 nights. In the sequel you’re faced with the same mission but this time you’re given a mask and a music box to help distract the animals. If you can survive all five nights take it a step further and try to beat night six.
Calling: Kuroki Chakushin (Calling: Dark Messages)
This is an amazing games. It is only available for the Wii but if you have a Wii I strongly recommend that you check it out. This is a Japanese survival game where you play as multiple different characters who all have one thing in common, they have all visited the same website. It’s said that everyone who visits this site die. You play as these different characters, exploring different locations in this abyss sort of limbo. You use cell phones to warp travel to different locations, take pictures of locations, and record EVPs.
This is a game where you play as a young girl named Ib. She goes to an art gallery with her parents one day. All of a sudden she realizes that she’s alone and sets off to find out what happened. Along the way she discovers all sorts of things that are wrong. This focuses heavily on puzzle solving and adventure mixed with a great horror element.
SCP Containment Breach
Now, I played this game when it was still in development so I’m not 100% sure how much it has changed since completion. This is another survival game that takes place in a research facility that studies creatures, items, and places that threaten society. There is an accident that occurs that leaves you to face all of these unstable research subjects. Good luck.
This is yet again another survival horror game. This one takes place in a run down mental institution that is now inhabited by the murderous former patients. You play as a journalist named Miles Upshur who goes to investigate a claim of inhumane experiment that were allegedly performed on the hospital’s patients. Miles can’t fight or carry weapons, basically you can only run away and hide. What you can do though is record all of the information that you find scattered throughout the hospital. There is also DLC that serves as a prequel to the game.
Slender: The Eight Pages
No horror game list would be incomplete without Slender. Personally I’m more of a Slendertubbies fan but it is based on Slender: The Eight Pages. Everybody knows the premise of the this game, avoid Slenderman, collect eight messages scattered around the forest, and survive while doing it all. Not as easy as it sounds and I think everyone should play it at least once.
If you want to check out more horror games check out Sixpenceee’s online game masterpost here and fuck-yeah-horror’s compilation of free indie horror games here.
I hope you weren’t planning on sleeping tonight.